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IJF Refugee team can expect all support in Brasilia

6 Oct 2019 09:35

Two Brazil-based members of the IJF Refugee Team will grace the Grand Slam in Brasilia in their adopted homeland this week. Rio 2016 Olympians Popole Misenga (U90kg) and Yolande Mabika Bukasa (U70kg) have been at the forefront of the movement since the IOC initiative was introduce for South America’s first Olympics and have benefited from the IJF’s new system of introducing a refugee team to the IJF World Judo Tour. Read more

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Lukas Krpalek the face of IPPON GEAR

6 Oct 2019 08:05

Lukas Krpálek is at his best these days and became the world champion in Tokyo. It was the ultimate highlight this year for him but he has already experienced some career highlights. The Czech Olympic Champion will perhaps face Teddy Riner again in Brasilia at the Grand Slam but this time as a world champion. He never defeated Riner who is undefeated in 148 matches but Krpálek comes closer and gave Riner a hard contest in Montreal. Read more

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Former Judo world champ Nicola Fairbrother shines in the kitchen

5 Oct 2019 17:00

British top judoka Nicola Fairbrother who won Olympic silver at the 1992 Barcelona Games is embarking on a challenge to complete a 100-day Chef Stage in different Michelin Starred restaurants in Spain. The 1993 World Champion is working in a highly pressurised environment like a professional kitchen is not everyone’s idea of fun, but Fairbrother says she enjoys the challenge and the adrenaline. Read more

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Former world champion Soichi Hashimoto explores Brazil

5 Oct 2019 12:10

Japan’s five-strong team for the Grand Slam in Brasilia starting this weekend features two former world champions as they shuffle their roster to offer a major opportunity for household names on the IJF Tour to put forward their names for Tokyo 2020 selection. Read more

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USA team look to pay tribute to the late Jack Hatton

4 Oct 2019 15:10

USA Judo have picked a team of 16 judoka for the Brasilia Grand Slam, which is now the most valuable Tokyo qualification event in Pan America, and will undoubtedly have the late Jack Hatton on their minds in their hearts. USA Judo announced the unexpected passing of Hatton, 24, on 26 September which sparked a huge outpouring of tributes from across the sport. Read more

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Second edition of Open Twents Judo Championships welcomes athletes and partners

4 Oct 2019 08:30

Top Judo Twente in association with Judo Promotion Twente and Stichting Judosport Oost are organizing the second Open Twents Judo Championship on Saturday December 14th and Sunday December 15th 2019. Once more JudoInside is media partner of the tournament and the top three medallists of the cadet, junior and senior tournament will be displayed at JudoInside with their profile. Read more

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Borsa Sportshall destroyed by fire

3 Oct 2019 22:20

The ambitious tournament of Borsa in Bosnia was shocked by the fire of the sportshall recently in September. At 28 September during the Bosnia Herzegovina championship in Sarajevo, the organization was told that the Hall, built enthusiastically for many years, was on fire. The building had three halls, the gym, locker rooms, club rooms and it was all destroyed in a huge fire, within just three hours. Contribute to rebuild the sportshall Read more